Legal Aid

Terms of reference 
  • Advise and make recommendations to the Bar Council and its Executive on all aspects of the relationship of the Association and its members to publicly funded legal assistance providers. 
  • Advise the Bar Association membership on issues relating to the provision of legal aid services. 
  • Consider Legal Aid Commission policies and consult with the Commission in the interests of the Association's membership. 
  • Liaise with all Committees of the Association concerned with the provisions and administration of legal aid and other forms of legal assistance. 
  • Advise, and/or prepare, representations to be made on behalf of the Association or individual members in relation to dealings with government and other bodies concerned with the provisions of legally aided services.
  • Make its best endeavours to obtain a review of the fair remuneration payable to counsel in Legal Aid work, bearing in mind the fact that there has been no increase in some fees payable to Counsel in Legal Aid matters for almost a decade.


James Trevallion (Chair)  
Alex Radojev 
David Patch 
Craig Mulvey 
Christopher Lawrence 
Kellie Stares 
Jane Paingakulam 
Scott Fraser 
Duncan Brakell 
Michelle Swift 
Clyllyn Sperling 
Jeffrey Clarke 
Justine Hopper 
Nerissa Keay 
Luke Reeves 
Robert Armitage 
Rose Khalilizadeh 
Talia Epstein 
Thomas Liu 

Celia Barnett-Chu (Bar Association Staff Member)